The mission for Latinas in Law is to provide a platform for other successful Latina lawyers to share their personal and professional journeys as well as sharing resourses that help us be better advocates for our clients.
Latinas in Law has as a vision to encourage other Latina Lawyers to highlight their work so that we can be an example for younger generations of Latinas interested in the legal field. It is not an easy career, but with support and the right resources, we can have a successful and fulfilling career.
Veronica’s story is one of triumph, having achieved what immigrants strive for: a better life, opportunities for education and success, and to be a good citizen devoted to helping her community. Veronica was separated from her mother at the age of three after her mother was forced to flee due to the civil war in El Salvador. Veronica was reunited with her mother in San Francisco at the age of nine. After working 14 years in the legal field, she decided to go to law school, graduating from Notre Dame Law School (NDLS) in May of 2018.
During her law school tenure, Veronica represented NDLS at the International Trademark Association’s conference in Barcelona presenting research regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. She was an Extern for the ACLU, was a Judicial Extern at the Illinois Appellate Court and Northern District of Illinois, and was the National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Law Student Division.
During law school, she also became part of a student startup company called Impowerus, Inc. The legal tech company seeks to improve the way attorneys connect legal services with technology by improving the way attorneys provide pro bono legal services to undocumented minors.
As a litigation attorney, Veronica has represented clients in a wide variety of matters in state and federal court; she also has trial experience in federal court. She is a Professor Lecturer for the Trial Advocacy Program at Notre Dame Law School.
In all that Veronica does, her goal is to serve as a positive example for others. She is writing a book about her law school experience, sharing her blue-print for those seeking a great law school experience. Her challenge-fueled and solution-driven mindset are an inspiration that anything is possible with hard work and determination.